Attractions

Surabaya beckons you to the mystical east

House of Sampoerna
The House of Sampoerna is a Dutch colonial-style compound built in 1858. It is now a preserved historical site and serves as a cigarette museum as well as a factory for Sampoerna (a cigarette brand).

The complex contains a café, a merchandise kiosk and an art gallery. The building on the west side remains the official family residence.

Inside the museum, you will engage in the unique experience of the story of the founding family as well as being able to see a real hand-roll production facility.

Finally, you can try rolling a Dji Sam Soe cigarette. You can join the 3,900 women in this plant that hand-roll cigarettes using traditional equipment, and try to compete as they do roll at a speed of more than 325 cigarettes per hour.

The complex provides a free city sightseeing bus tour (Surabaya Heritage Track) that operates daily; an English-speaking tour guide is provided for some tours.

Cheng Ho Mosque
The Cheng Ho Mosque is the first mosque in Indonesia built using Chinese-style architecture. Located in Jalan Gading, the mosque was built in 2002 to commemorate Admiral Cheng Ho for his contributions in introducing Islam to the Chinese community in Indonesia.

Taman Safari II
Taman Safari II is a branch of Taman Safari located in Prigen, Pasuruan, East Java (It is about 50km/31ml from Juanda International Airport, Surabaya and about 45km/28ml from Malang. It lies on the slope of Mount Arjuno, 800 to 1,500 metres (2,600 to 4,900 feet) above sea level and covers about 300 hectares (740 acres).

Taman Safari II has around 2,500 animals, the majority of which are Indonesian, including Bengal tigers, Giraffe, Malayan Sun Bear, Orangutan, Hippo, zebra, cheetah, elephants, and komodos. There are also many conserved faunas here, including the Bali Starling, a small white Mynah bird. The safari is a drive through and it is possible to be extremely close to all the animals. The animals can literally stick their heads in your vehicle if you do not keep your windows closed as advised. Six wildlife shows are on property including a Wild West Show, Dolphin Show, and Elephant Show. Also, inside the amusement park section of Taman Safari are a few small rides.

The zoo features a small petting zoo which also includes photo areas where for a small fee guests can take pictures with various animals such as baby lions, tigers, and leopards.

Jatim Park II
Located in the city of Batu, Malang, Jatim Park II offers you mountain and green scenery with a fresh breeze.
Within the area of 15 hectares, Jatim Park II offers you the unique experience of visiting the Batu Secret Zoo and Museum Satwa (Animal Museum).

The Suramadu Bridge
The Suramadu Bridge was completed in 2009 and it connects Surabaya to the island of Madura over the Madura Strait. Suramadu is an abbreviation for Surabaya-Madura, and the bridge shortens the travelling time to Madura Island by up to 90 minutes.

The bridge is the longest bridge in the country.

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